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Paintings and other items for a museum

So I have finished up my previous modular MOC- project and have been collecting items for a while to make a museum. 
I've already collected some items that could go in there, some weapons, some jewels, I am also thinking of making a LOTR exhibition. Also putting up the dino-skeleton from the 21110 Research Institute and a horsy skeleton I picked up on Bricklink at some point. But I want more. Specifically I am looking for paintings. ANybody got some tips where I can find some? In which set? Might be able to bricklink the sticker sheet or the painting itself.

Here is the ones Ive got so far:
  • sailing ship in the #31025 Mountain Hut
  • 'girl with the pearl earing' in the #60006 Museum Break-In
Hm, and that's it. I've made some 'art' pieces myself to hang on walls of my houses but I would like to get some more 'real' paintings.

Any other tips for cool museum items are welcome too! Cheers!


  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 651
    You can check the sticker sheets for some of the recent Castle/Kingdoms sets. I think Medieval Market Village and Kingdom's Joust had stickers for 2 x 2 tiles with portraits of minifigures. Also, Tower of Orthanc had portraits of the 5 wizards of Middle Earth as stickers, though I'm not sure if a sticker sheet from that set is too expensive, or even available. 

    You could have a section with Classic minifigure outfits on display to show a little of Lego's history (Maybe one Castle, Space, Town and Pirate). Sounds like a fun MOC, good luck!
  • andheandhe Member Posts: 4,000
    The new scooby doo museum set has an egyptian exhibit that would be fun to expand/MOC on to.

    Any selection of historical figures, perhaps with blank faces to distinguish them from the minfig visitors (I'm thinking along the lines of a caveman/woman, Abe Lincoln, Shakespeare, Roman, Spartan, Egytian, Samurai etc).

    If you search 'sticker' on bricklink then sort by most recent year released then you might find some inspiration for stickers that could be used as artwork.

    (On a side note, I also found that the series 14 CMF 'Squarefoot' is on a wanted poster in a current CITY police set!

    I've seen some good lego MOC museums over the years so might be worth searching on flickr for ideas as well.

  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    snowhitie said:
    Hm, and that's it. I've made some 'art' pieces myself to hang on walls of my houses but I would like to get some more 'real' paintings.
    Most printed tiles would qualify as abstract or modern art, especially if upside down or whatever.

    snowhitie said:
    Any other tips for cool museum items are welcome too! Cheers!

    "Stuffed" animals for the natural history section? Or trees or other plants?

    Machinery, constructed in a similar style to #21109 Exo-Suit but on a smaller scale? Or something a bit large like a biplane hanging from the roof? Or other iconic vehicles?

    "Waxworks" minifigs, whether famous characters or just exhibits of things like astronaut or diving suits?

    Minifig accessories like tools?
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation Member Posts: 5,572
    It's quite easy to make a Lego Mondrian :-) 

    You could do a monochrome figure to make a sculpture statue.  

    I was going to say Egyptians but Andhe got there first.  A lot of the Pharaohs quest sets had cool stickers in them.  

    I think Haunted House had some portrait stickers.  Or am I thinking of Diagon alley? 

    I'm very jealous you're making this MOC because I've wanted to do a Night at the Museum one for ages but not had time!

  • GallardoLUGallardoLU Member Posts: 644
    edited August 2015
    Indiana Jones set #7621-1 has a interesting sticker depicting R2D2, C3PO, and an egyption. it isn't so much a painting but it would look good in a museum setting.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie Member Posts: 3,078
    Cheers, some good tips.

    I was planning on using some Wizard paintings (got them double) but I will probably put them in the LOTR-exhibition, and I have done a Mondriaan-esque one before (it hangs in the living room of my previous Moc, but I guess I could whip up another one) ;)

    I've also bought a faraoh thing and a Abraham Licoln hat/beard + declaration on Bricklink, exactly for this purpose. Could idea to put them on blank minifigures! Or I could use clear or white heads to make the distincion bigger. I like the waxwork minifig idea as well though, but might get a bit big then.

    I was also thinking of using some 'pawns' from Ramses Pyramid game, I've recently picked one of those up for the bricks, but could use the mummy in my 'egyptian' ile. Good tip about the Scooby Doo museum, picked up the mansion and the machine this weekend, but did not think of that!

    I was thinking about a 'stuffed' animal section, but I used up most of my animals in the toy department of my department store ;)

    Problem is I don't have many old sets/minifigs because I've only been out of my dark ages for about a year and don't want to spend crazy money on parts for the museum. But I do want to make something cool ;)

    I also got some of those atlantis round things and a 'neptune' fork for a fictional underwater thing.

    I was also thinking of using the troll club as a cave man club. maybe that could go with tools/weapons througout the ages.

    I might have to work on two baseplates though, so many ideas :)
  • FauchFauch Member Posts: 2,709
  • ShibShib Member Posts: 5,477
    One of my favourite little art like easter eggs in recent sets is the tapestry in Merida's Highland Games #41051 which also has a celtic knot type design with a sword - both stickers so could be used on different parts in wanted. The set also comes with three bears if you wanted some more animals.

    In the same line #41061 - Jasmine's Exotic Palace comes with parts for Carpet that could be useful for a museum as well as a lamp and a tiger cub and snake - also has a few gold parts that might prove useful.

    The upcoming CMF Gargoyle could be useful for statues
    The series 13 CMF palaeontologist had a fossil printed piece and the egyptian has a nice weapon and shield combo and they are still around in shops around me.
    In fact consider any Historical theme CMFs as period costumes for display - just replace heads with blank ones.

  • MrShinyAndNewMrShinyAndNew Member Posts: 284
    You could look for printed glass pieces:
    Or search for decorated tiles:

    There are some tiles that form a picture of a ship in this PotC thing:
  • snowhitiesnowhitie Member Posts: 3,078
    edited August 2015
    This is great. Thanks! Still learning the ropes on
  • snowhitiesnowhitie Member Posts: 3,078
    -Sorry, my phone is doing funny things. That should be learning the ropes on bricklink.
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